2016 Five Star Wealth Manager Award Bestowed upon Laurence N. Hale, AAMS, CRPS, Weiss & Hale Financial, LLC.

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Award winners represent a select group of wealth managers in the Connecticut area.

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Laurence N. Hale, AAMS, CRPS at Weiss & Hale Financial, LLC. will be featured in a special section of the December issue of Connecticut magazine as a 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.

Five Star Professional partnered with Connecticut magazine to identify and showcase an exclusive group of wealth managers who have demonstrated excellence in their field.

“Thank you for offering us your trust and confidence as we work diligently to help you navigate toward your financial life goals. It is an honor to receive the Five Star Award for the third year, and our entire team at Weiss & Hale Financial is honored,” said Mr. Hale.

The 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager award winners have been carefully selected for their commitment to providing quality services to their clients. The award is based on an in-depth research process incorporating peer and firm feedback with objective criteria such as client retention rates, client assets administered, industry experience and regulatory and complaint history.

“Based on our evaluation, the wealth managers we recognize are committed to pursuing professional excellence and have a deep knowledge of their industry. They strive to provide exemplary care to the people they serve,” stated Dan Zdon, CEO, Five Star Professional.

When asked why he got into the profession, Laurence N. Hale said, “Helping people is in my nature and being a financial advisor allows me to do that every day in a multifaceted and intellectually challenging role.”

Weiss & Hale Financial, LLC. is located at 697 Pomfret Street, Pomfret Center, CT
06259. Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial
Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations.

Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance. 1,985 Connecticut wealth managers were considered for the award; 417 (22 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers.

*To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, 3. individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. been convicted of a felony.

For research methodology information visit http://www.fivestarprofessional.com.

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